PLAYSTATION fans have noticed a release date for the next generation of consoles, the PlayStation 6.
Previously, fans had to predict a release date based on previous PlayStation console releases.
However, there is very little real information as to what the pipeline for the release would be.
A lot of new information has come to light as part of the Activision Blizzard court case, which will determine whether Microsoft can buy the publisher.
As the company behind big series like Call of Duty and Diablo, there are concerns that Microsoft could make those series exclusive.
As part of the court case, Sony produced documents showing the Microsoft deal would hurt PlayStation sales.
The documents are about the launch date that Sony has planned for its next-gen console.
page 9 of official court documents Read: “Microsoft has offered to continue making Activision’s games available on PlayStation only until 2027.”
Those documents are now outdated and Microsoft has since signed a 10-year deal with PlayStation.
However, at the time of writing, 2027 was the end date of the original contract.
It continues: “Until Sony International Entertainment launches the next generation of its PlayStation console (which it likely will). [redacted]),
“It would have lost access to Call of Duty and other Activision titles, leaving it extremely vulnerable to consumer switching and a consequent deterioration in its competitiveness.”
Although the exact planned release date for the PlayStation 6 has been blacked out, we do know that it won’t be until 2027 at the earliest.
This is consistent with previously predicted results, which put the most likely date back to the 2027 holiday season.
It could be that Sony will give a later release date, so the launch will come after the end of the original agreement.
That would strengthen Sony’s arguments, but it seems either way it’s going to be a long time before we get our hands on the next-gen.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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